Uttar Pradesh polls will perhaps be the major political event to watch after 2014 and may decide the fate of the Modi government in 2019
GN Bureau | January 4, 2017
Here are the few candidates who can make or break the the political fortunes of the BJP in the upcoming UP elections.
There is feud in the family and withitn the Samajwadi Party. Then there is track record of bad governance. Riding the bicycle successfully again in the state would be an uphill task for Akhilesh Yadav. Except for the Lucknow beautification project, Lucknow metro and the Lucknow-Agra highway, there is hardly anything that Akhilesh can showcase in the polls. Meanwhile, the feud in the family is deepening and there are lots of uncertainties. In political circles of Lucknow, people often mock that UP has ‘four and a half’ chief ministers (Akhilesh being a small fraction in front of his father and uncles).
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